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Arts and sports groups receive $175K in gaming grants

Nine non-profit groups in Fort St. John and the North Peace have received $175,000 in gaming grants to help develop their art and sport programs.
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A Stage North performance of The Addams Family at the North Peace Cultural Centre in 2019.

Nine non-profit groups in Fort St. John and the North Peace have received $175,000 in gaming grants to help develop their art and sport programs. 

Here's a look at funding applications that were approved:

Arts

  • Community Arts Council of Fort St. John - $10,500

  • North Peace Historical Society - $15,000

  • Stage North Theatre Society - $24,500

  • Hudson's Hope Historical Society $12,400

Sports

  • Fort St John Minor Lacrosse Association - $4,980

  • Fort St. John Figure Skating Club - $40,000

  • Fort St. John Inconnu Swim Club - $26,000

  • North Peace Gymnastics Association - $30,000

  • Peace Passage Skating Club - $12,500

Groups in Dawson Creek and the South Peace also received funding, including:

  • Dawson Creek and District Band Association - $8,000

  • Dawson Creek and District Exhibition Association - $22,000

  • South Peace Art Society - $47,900

  • Peace - Liard Regional Arts Council - $6,200

  • Dawson Creek Curling Club - $32,600

  • Dawson Creek Junior Hockey Association - $15,000

  • Dawson Creek Minor Hockey Association - $52,000

  • Dawson Creek Seals Swim Club - $39,600

  • Dawson Creek Senior Hockey Association - $15,000

  • Dawson Creek Speed Skating Club - $6,900

  • Mile Zero Figure Skating Club - $38,000

  • Special Olympics British Columbia Society - Dawson Creek - $7,000

The province says more than $18.2 million in community grants were approved for arts and sports groups in B.C.